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PST Phantom Project Finished!

 
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 11:32 pm    Post subject: PST Phantom Project Finished! Reply with quote

SparkleSparkle's build thread inspired me to do my own Phantom. I have kind of wanted one, but hadn't been thinking about it lately until I saw his build. Aside from the body color, this is kind of what I am thinking. (Also maple fretboard since I am using a maple tele neck.) Mods I have are: dual chrome humbuckers (I am thinking single coil ones in the humbucker cover like my Airline build), Mustang slider switch for pickup selection, and master volume with two tones. I will use a tremolo. Maybe a GFS one. I will also use a Mustang or Jazzy bridge.

Untitled-1 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

Already made the decal and have it on the headstock. It isn't wetsanded yet. Still curing.

10603951_10201573055284177_3875818286837220483_o by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

Scott at PST is already in progress with the body.

12891628_1267166326645700_7077236547472017607_o by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

12901331_1267166333312366_9071298736537899325_o by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 2:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Too many. Cool guitars. You have.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 2:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know... The first step is admitting I have a problem...
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 2:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Progress will be much faster now. I was waiting on the bridge and tremolo to arrive and for my headstock finish to cure. Scott has my neck now and is going quick getting the body set up. He got the neck mounted and setup and the guard part way done.

13029431_1287503867945279_1079994837468056725_o by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

(Plugged the old holes.)

12967983_1287503861278613_7240503286938817164_o by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

12977129_1287503911278608_4965821651077277165_o by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

12968094_1287503947945271_8289018278181895093_o by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

12970804_1287503944611938_2821691250603460779_o by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2016 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Progress! Smile

13047945_10201680601292760_6707167669582709094_o by Christopher Louck, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2016 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pretty much done! Smile Just needs the tummy cut and the body painted of course. Very Happy

13047692_1214128048605285_3381570289339935441_o by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

12984053_1214128051938618_2230732762469397068_o by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

12998186_1214128095271947_2463465910181977399_o by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very cool. Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 3:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Body arrived and I got to doing the white pickling. Wink

20160421_195950 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2016 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Front done. (Actually I spent the last three days clear coating it and it is drying, but I got behind in picture updates it seems.)

20160422_072539 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

20160422_072556 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

20160422_072545 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2016 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Felt that urge to wetsand (which hardly ever happens) so I went at this project.

20160903_092927 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

20160903_092937 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

Then I worked on the electronics. This guitar is funny because the whole electronic section is attached to the guard. LOL I was able to test my wiring without the body.

20160903_103135 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

20160903_103141 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

20160903_103401 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

Then I got the guard on the body and mounted the tremolo. The tremolo design is kind of a pain since it mounts on the guard to the body.

20160903_104720 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

Got the neck and knobs on. Glad I got these vintage brass knobs. They look cool. I decided where I wanted the strap buttons. The lower one was kind of a no brainer, but the other one I put as close to the neck as the angle would allow. I didn't want it sticking out of the back of the body or behind the neck since I use straplocks.

20160903_111356 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

Put some strings on and found out the tremolo causes HORRIBLE string break angle. It was basically going flat over the mustang bridge unless I jacked it up high enough to play slide guitar. I put a credit card snip under the neck to shim it and that made it much better. (Although I think I have the mustang bridge about as high as I can make it. LOL)

20160903_125402 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

Looks great and sounds great. I really like these pickups a lot. They might be Greco ones, but basically they are single coils under a humbucker cover. Half the guts are empty. They just look like humbuckers. Smile (Which means they have that single coil hum, but they have great tone to me.)

20160903_125136 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

20160903_125322 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

20160903_125159 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

20160903_125033 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2016 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks slick af.

Great stuff as usual Cool
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2016 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks! It went together really quick to be honest. I think I started sanding about two or three hours ago and was done intonating and stuff an hour ago? So it took about two hours including taking the neck back off to shim and putting it back together. ;D
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 1:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great job as always.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

very nice.
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